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ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to explore solutions within the global food supply chain

February 6, 2020

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – The agriculture industry has been presented with a great responsibility — to produce enough safe, nutritious food for all, while caring for our animals and sustaining our air, water and land for future generations. To explore innovative solutions to the challenges facing the global food supply chain today, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE) returns May 1719, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Now in its 36th year, ONE draws on Alltech’s global reach and business scope to assemble thought-leaders from the agriculture, business, health and wellness, and brewing and distilling sectors.


“Science, technology and human ingenuity converge at ONE,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “The topics up for discussion reflect the extraordinary opportunity our industry has to adopt new ideas for producing enough safe, nutritious food for all while preserving our planet.”


With universal themes of innovation, inclusion and inspiration, ONE invites everyday heroes from various industries to unleash the power of infinite ideas. More than 40 topics* are slated for discussion at ONE, including:    



  • Should Shrimp Culture Step Out of Its Comfort Zone?
  • Optimizing Performance and Profit With Dynamic Nutritional Marketing
  • Navigating Sustainability From the Feed Producer’s Perspective



  • Analyzing the Impact: Examining the Environmental Hoofprint of Beef
  • The Vital Role of Livestock in Reversing Climate Change and Desertification
  • Sunny With a High Chance of Cattle: The Ag Market Outlook


Crop Science

  • The World Beneath Our Feet: The Intricate Dance That Takes Place in Our Soils
  • How Farmers Are Advancing Human Health Through Functional Foods
  • On the Defense: Using Beneficial Compounds to Induce Resistance in Plants



  • Dairy Cattle Welfare: Essential for Animals, Producers and Consumers
  • No Antibiotics, No Problem: Inside Rosy-Lane Holsteins’ Transformation
  • How Herd Management Practices Can Minimize Lameness



  • The Great Disruption: ASF and the Global Protein Market
  • The Impact of Organic Minerals and Heat Stress on Health
  • Which Tech Trends Are Transforming Swine Production?



  • Prioritizing Food Safety in Poultry Production
  • Cracking the Competition: How to Grow Your Business
  • Putting Poultry Welfare First in a World of Conscious Consumers



  • Mind Over Matter: The Power of Mental Toughness
  • Four Habits of Digital Transformers
  • Next-Level Leadership: Elevating the Multigenerational Workforce


Brewing and Distilling

  • Sustainable Brewing: Can Craft Beer Go Green?
  • Market Saturation: Will Craft Beer Tap Out?
  • The Canned Cocktail Craze


Future of Food

  • Project Drawdown: Farming to Reverse Climate Change
  • Meatless Protein: Sustainable Alternative or Over-Processed Panacea?
  • What If Farmers Could Get Paid to Fight Climate Change?


Health and Wellness

  • Food for Thought: Will Neurogastronomy Change the World?
  • Gut Reaction: Probiotics vs. Prebiotics
  • The Truth About How Agricultural Practices Affect Human Health



  • A Balanced Microbiome: The Key to Your Pet’s Health and Longevity
  • Top Dogs: Which Trends Are Dominating the Premium Pet Food Market?
  • Enzymes: Innovative or Enigmatic?



  • A Breeder’s Perspective on Horse Racing’s Future
  • Happy Hindguts, Healthy Horses: Unlocking the Equine Microbiome With Nutrition
  • Fast Track to Success: Training Horses to Win


*Topics are subject to change.


Alltech’s flagship conference is attended annually by more than 3,000 people representing 70 countries. Keynote speaker announcements are coming soon, and this year’s mainstage line-up promises to be as dynamic as ever. Previous ONE keynote speakers include Bear Grylls, General Colin Powell, Steve Wozniak and Beth Comstock.  


The ONE experience extends beyond superior presentation content, as attendees are invited to embark on area tours and network with peers from across the globe. International Night will offer a multicultural exploration of cuisine and entertainment from around the world, while Kentucky Night showcases the sights and sounds of the Bluegrass State from within the famed Kentucky Horse Park.   


Learn more and register at by Feb. 29 to save $200. Follow ONE on Facebook for updates and join the conversation on Twitter with #ONEbigidea.